It’s not the first time Newcastle have been linked with 24 year-old Standard Liege midfielder William Vainqueur, and we wonder if Newcastle will get him to Tyneside before tomorrow night at 11:00 pm, when the transfer window slams shut.
William Vainqueur – have Newcastle put in bid for midfielder?
With less than two days to go in the transfer window there’s bound to be reports of Newcastle’s interest in various players – including strikers, but whether they are true is a good question.
The Belgium newspaper L’Avenir are reporting Newcastle have now put in a bid for Standard Liege’s William Vainqueur, and here is our translation of their report:
“Newcastle, which already has eleven French players could make an offer to Standard in the coming hours to attract William Winner, who has been scouted a dozen times, and three times by the head recruiter (Graham Carr). The Magpies, are poorly placed in the league (16th), but have been very active this winter, and have prepared a bid – with Vainqueur’s value set at €6M.”
Vainqueur’s has a contract that runs through the summer of 2016, and it remains to be seen how much Newcastle may offer – but we’d be surprised if it’s more than say €4M – which is around £3.2M.
We would expect Newcastle to bring him in only if the club thinks they can get a good deal for him in the next day or so – but otherwise he may remain a summer transfer target.
Newcastle were linked with the player four days ago, after it was revealed he had fallen out with the Standard Liege coach Mircea Rednic, and at that time, the report was that Newcastle were preparing an offer for the 24-year-old midfielder, according to the Belgian daily Derniere Heure – so at least the two reports are consistent.
Southampton were also linked with the player, but since manager Nigel Adkins has since been fired, we’re not sure if the Saints are still interested.
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